samba

Primary Meanings of samba

1.
nv
a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
dance the samba
2.
n
large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
3.
n
a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers
Full Definitions of samba
1

n a lively ballroom dance from Brazil

Type of:
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing
any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom

n music composed for dancing the samba

Type of:
dance music
music to dance to

v dance the samba

Type of:
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
2

n large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood

Synonyms:
Triplochiton scleroxcylon, arere, obeche, obechi
Type of:
tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
3

n a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers

Type of:
basket rummy, canasta, meld
a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

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